Netlify is great for publication of static web sites - it is greater if the data if big like in case of scientific data.
Using HoloViz technology it is easy to generate static html files with interactive graphics. This has been used in the past to publish interactive posters and interactive material to support papers such as:
- Barhak J , The Reference Model Initial Use Case for COVID-19. Cureus. PMID: 32760637 , Interactive Results: ResultsToExploreCOVID19\2020_06_27_10Kx100x52
This technology allows today to publish a full interactive scientific paper where readers can interact with the plots. However, no major scientific publisher can handle html files. There are a few attempts to create new scientific venues that include interactive graphics. Here are one examples
However, those are specialized for topic or specific format and not necessarily suitable for all scientific publications and there is room for more scientific publication venues.
These days one identifier for a scientific publication is the ability to cite it which is made easier by a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
My questions is if it is possible to somehow assign a Netlify site a DOI. It seems to be possible for a github repository:
Typically a DOI has a link that redirects to the publication. Here is one example: http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.9455
Is it not hard to register Netlify with the DOI system and provide an option to purchase a DOI. Registering a DOI has a minor fee associated with it that is worthwhile only for a publisher. Here are some sample proces:
If Netlify can provide this service for a small profit, it would be a great arrangement.
If this is possible it will make Netlify a good choice for new scientific publications that have interactive features.
I currently have such an interactive paper regarding COVID-19 modeling that I want to publish, yet there are no venues that are currently suitable - hopefully you can help.
Jacob Barhak Ph.D.